Disability Benefits for Pots

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Is POTS a disability?


Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome that is POTS is one of the health conditions the symptoms of which are highly varied. This ailment has a complex nature like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, sarcoidosis, or diseases of the same category. As per medical researches, this disease tends to be more common in women compared to men.

Reports state that one out of hundred teenagers, including adults, are prey to this ailment today. There are several medications use to treat POTS syndromes such as fludrocortisone, salt tablets, midodrine. But in certain severe stages, the ailment can even lead a patient to disability at an early age. The legal professionals of Berke Law Firm, P.A. have handled a large number of claims of disability benefits for POTS.


Our attorneys are well experienced in handling disability cases for years. We have been handling significant settlements and verdicts for clients across the nation on different disability cases. Our goal is to offer legal assistance beyond business to individuals in need and facing crises due to disability. If you have been suffering from POTS disability for more than twelve months, here is what you will need to know.


The typical symptoms of POTS


Just like any other disease, POTS will also show specific signs as it starts to develop. One needs to be aware of them from the initial days to stay on the safe side. The symptoms might vary from individual to individual. Here are some of the typical symptoms.



  • Light-headedness or dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Issues with remembering, thinking, and concentrating
  • Cardio palpitations
  • Sweating or shaking
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches


If one matches even four of these signs, it is best to get a medical consultation for early diagnosis. Some of the most common causes behind this disease include-



  • Genetics
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Underlying health conditions like amyloidosis, diabetes, sarcoidosis or lupus, etc.


Disability Benefits for Pots


Can you get disability for POTS?



If you are suffering from any dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, dysautonomia, you might qualify for disability for POTS. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is a medical condition when severely impacting the entire blood circulation of the body.

People with POTS can end up with inferior life quality and even lose their jobs permanently. If the disease is in a severe stage, this can happen irrespective of the patient’s age. This is when a person is considered disabled.

As per SSA, there is no specific listing forPOTS Syndrome and Disability. However, there are listings for various body systems that are affected by the POTS symptoms. For filing a claim for your condition, the disorder’s severity needs to be considered. It will be seen that how much your body systems are adversely affected due to the disorder.

POTS can cause several symptoms, as mentioned above; hence, your medical evidence must include extensive results. The tilt table test, lab work, digestive system testing, and x-rays are common examples considered by SSA.

The impact of the disease depends of the present health condition of the patient. Some symptoms can improve with medication but some become unresponsive to medications that lead to fatality or disability. you might qualify for the claim if you are experiencing severity in the signs and poor prognosis. When most of your criteria matches the Blue Book listing, you can easily qualify.

The SSA will review your medical records and supporting documents to approve a compassionate allowance for POTS. The process usually takes one to three months. But it depends on your case specifications like any other disability claim process.



Get in touch with experienced disability lawyers for attaining SSI or SSDI Benefits



If you have been planning on filing a claim for your disabled health condition, don’t delay. You can definitely consider the Berke Law Firm, P.A. as your trusted partner in the legal process. We have a robust legal network and years of experience in handling delayed and even rejected claims. Hence, our professionals will help you in the best possible way.

A disability attorney will take over to provide you with maximum compensation amount for your loss. They will check all medical pieces of evidence, documentation and creations.


Frequently asked questions about POTS related disability claims

Though POTS rarely impact heart health directly, certain symptoms of this disease can impact the heart rate and pace adversely. This is because it interrupts the coordination between heart rates and blood vessels. The patient might undergo uneasy sensations in the chest.

The working hours and ability are highly impacted. Because in this disease an individual requires three times more energy than a regular person to stand and move around. Hence, some manage to work part time while some take measures to deal with the employment issues.

The process that SSA follows is somewhat lengthy. This is because the evaluation is done in an accurate way to offer deserving benefits to applicants. You can expect the SSA to come up with a decision within a span of 30-90 days.